FORD RECONNAISSANCE CARS JOIN THE ARMY, ca. 1941
National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 93627 / Local Identifier FC-FC-4496 - FORD RECONNAISSANCE CARS JOIN THE ARMY, ca. 1941 - Ford Motor Company. DVD copied by IASL Master Scanner Katie Filbert. -
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July 16, 2014
WILLYS AND FORD JEEPS
During WW2 Willys-Overland and Ford produced about 640,000 Jeeps after the original American Bantam (Car Company) Reconnaissance Car design. The Jeeps built by Willys-Overland were the Model MB, and those built by Ford were the Model GPW (G= government vehicle, P designated the 80" wheelbase, and W= the Willys engine design. - Wikipedia).
April 10, 2011
Ford scout car delivery to Gen. Bonesteel
Intro: film is dedicated to the US Army in the name of American industry.
Film begins with Edsel Ford delivering the first Ford army scout car to Brigadier General Charles Hartwell Bonesteel III at what looks to be a Ford plant. [Vehicle looks like a Jeep to me.]
The remainder of the film shows the cars at a proving ground, performing maneuvers on snow-covered terrain and in an artificial river.
Ford Rouge plant in Dearborn is seen in the background.
Sound and image are in good condition.